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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 1.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
For those who are apprehensive about the plunge into the world of craft-brewed beers (and don't really give a darn about any of the technical numbers), we have this lightly styled Golden Ale. Brewed to give a clean, refreshing taste with subtle malt and hop flavor, this is the perfect starting place before working your way up to our other beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Notes from 2004. Gold pour with medium white head and carbonated appearance. Hopcit in aroma and taste, with some honey in the finish. This, as far as Im concerned, was a first offering from iron Hill, and boy have they come a long way since then.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
An ale that is designed to be the non-beer drinkers beer. Neat idea and it works as most of the people I enjoyed dinner with had one. Frankly for me though the beer ,while better than BMCs offerings, did not overly impress me. Its pretty standard in its bright yellow, slightly hazy pour while holding a decent head afloat. It lacks any real character on the palate and finishes right where it left off, asking you if you want to try something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2003
At the Newark, Delaware location: Crystal-golden with light maltiness in both aroma and flavor. Bit of a citrusy bite, but unnoteworthy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Iron Hill started out in a college town; Newark, Delaware. Newark is a college town and there are a lot of bars. So I guess Iron Hill needed to have something lighter to compete with other bars to catch the college kid crowd. Really light and watery. Expensive college beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Why would a microbrew waste its time on an imitation American light beer?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2002
Not a whole lot of body to it, very light, a very light golden color, kept a nice head throughout the pint, very crisp & smooth Ill give it that, but just too much like a Bud

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